Men are notoriously hard to shop for, and Valentine’s Day doesn’t make it any easier. Not ones to swoon for roses and heart-shaped chocolates, finding the right gift for your guy can be tricky. We’re here to save the day with our roundup of Valentine gifts that your man actually wants to receive. —Jeanine Gordon
for the outdoorsy guy. A day on the slopes gives your man the adventure he craves. Give your valentine a gift card to his favorite local ski or snowboard destination—Grouse Mountain is always a winner. He can use it for anything from lift tickets to buying gear, and you can either tag along or join him the après action.
for the techie. Men and watches go together like PB&J, so why not give him what he really wants: the latest and greatest Apple Watch Series 5 ($529). He can geek out on the retina display, fitness tracking and a built-in compass, without sacrificing style.
for the beer lover. Lucky for you, the Lower Mainland has no shortage of craft breweries, and buying your sweetheart’s favorite beer is a gift that he’ll be more than happy to enjoy. We love Parallel 49 for its generous lineup of unique brews, perfect for picking up a growler for a Valentine’s dinner at home. If you want to take your beer-themed gift on the road, hit up the tasting room for a bite from the in-house food truck and taste-test a flight of beers together.
for the gourmand. If your guy loves his kitchen-time, he’s likely lusting after the Gramercy Kitchen Company’s food and drink smoker ($65 on Amazon). Made specially for indoor use, this countertop smoker adds unique flavours to everything from meats and cheeses to cocktails. Not only is it a great gift for him, but it gets you out of dinner-duty—a Valentine's Day win-win.